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For his new CD, composer/arranger/bassist Pedro Giraudo has expanded his multiple-award winning ensemble into a full 17-piece big band.
154 backers pledged $8,325 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi!!

Let me first thank you for considering helping us out!

After 4 previous albums as a bandleader, I have expanded my multiple-award winning “Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra” into a full 17-piece big band that has enabled me to further the emotional impact of my compositions and arrangements.

It’s incredibly expensive recording with a large formation, but without recording, how can I make my music have a life beyond live appearances, beyond local boundaries, and with the many people who aren't able to come hear us live? 

Some of the MANY expenses we have to cover:

  • 2 days at a large, top quality recording studio 
  • Fees for 17 outstanding musicians
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • CD Cover Design
  • Related expenses for the 2 days @ the studio for 20 people!
  • Technical equipment
  • Piano tuning

To this we should also add the endless hours spent composing the music, arranging it, printing it, taping the scores, the many hours rehearsing it, and performing it live until we felt it was perfect enough to commit to CD. It's a long process — often tedious or frustrating — but ALWAYS exciting!

While $8,000 may seem like a large amount, it actually covers only a fraction of the costs.  Still, this Kickstarter project is a giant step — and an essential one — towards bringing the CD to life. If we can beat our goal, we’re even closer!

Want to see how the 12 piece band sounds live? Just click here for a YouTube video! Just imagine 17!!

Once again many thanks and all the very best,

Pedro

Risks and challenges

There are really no RISKS to you as a participant and supporter of this project. The band is booked, the studio is booked. THIS CD WILL BE DONE. Having already recorded 4 CDs, I'm all too aware that there will be glitches and delays, but I've never let them stop me before and certainly won't let them get in the way of this, my most exciting project yet.

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    Download full Album in MP3 format.

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    One pre-release hard copy of new CD, personally autographed to you (shipping included)

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    All 5 albums by Pedro Giraudo , Including "Mr Vivo", "Desconsuelo", "El Viaje", "Córdoba" + the new "Expansions" CD, in MP3 format.

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    Play the music with YOUR OWN band! Parts and Score (PDF) for any piece (1) of the CD!

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    A set of all 5 CDs autographed by Pedro Giraudo, Including "Mr Vivo", "Desconsuelo", "El Viaje", "Córdoba" + the new "Expansions" CD.(Shipping Included)

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    Join us at the Recording Studio October 12th or 13th in Brooklyn and get a first-hand experience of how a CD is done! PLUS your name included on the liner notes of CD "Thank You List" + one pre-release CD, personally autographed to you

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    Get PDF copies of ALL scores on this CD! + your name included on the CD liner notes "Thank You List"

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    One-hour Bass or Composition/Arrangement lesson with Pedro Giraudo + your name included on the liner notes of CD "Thank You List" + one pre-release CD, personally autographed to you

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    Be on our guest list for 5 live performances of your choice + your name on the CD "Thank You List" + your name included on the liner notes of CD "Thank You List" + one pre-release CD, personally autographed to you

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    Be on our guest list for 5 live performances of your choice + your name on the CD "Thank You List" + your name included on the liner notes of CD "Thank You List" + All 5 CDs of Pedro's bands personally autographed to you

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    Win the heart of someone and dedicate a song on the CD to a loved one. Great anniversary, birthday, etc. gift for your couple, parent, sibiling, . Or honor somebody you loved with an 'In memory of..." dedication. Your dedication will be printed in the liner notes of the CD. + one pre-release CD, personally autographed to you plus 9 more for your friends!

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    Dedicate the main piece of the CD, a 20+ minute long suite, as a gift to a loved one. Both your names will be included on the liner notes of the CD + one pre-release CD, personally autographed to you plus 9 more for your friends!

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